It is often said that a handyman is only as good as his tools, which is something we have no issue agreeing with. In fact, we’re going to take it one further and say a handyman’s tools are only as good as the organizer in which he stores them.
For that reason, it is essential that every DIYer and every professional tradesperson purchase a quality toolbox or chest in which they can keep their most valuable tools when they are not using them. The Keter Modular Organizer and Storage System is one such quality tool chest and we’re going to examine everything it has to offer in this article.
The Keter Modular Organizer and Storage System is a five-drawer tool chest designed by Keter to be used both in the garage and on the worksite. It can be easily transported and can hold a large variety of tools, meaning it could conceivably replace your traditional toolbox.
Yes, the Keter Modular Organizer and Storage System has been used by DIYers and professional tradespeople alike, but we most often recommend it to the latter. This is largely because of the price of the product. Coming in at just over $80, it is one of the more expensive tool chests on the market and so boasts a professional-grade construction.
However, this is also a great choice if you’re an hobbyist with grand aspirations. Total novices should probably avoid the Keter Modular Organizer as its capacity may be a little much for what they can conceivably meet in their first couple of months in the hobby.
There are some toolboxes and tool chests on the market that come with a number of tools included. The Keter Modular Organizer and Storage System, however, is not among them. Purchase this tool chest and you will receive only the tool chest, although it does come stocked with 16 bins and dividers that can be positioned or removed according to your needs and preferences.
The major selling point of the Keter Modular Organizer and Storage System is its collection of five drawers, each of which can be used to store a variety of tools and accessories. The bottom drawer of the chest has a greater depth than its counterparts and so can be used to store larger tools. The contents of the chest are protected by a central locking system, which holds all drawers shut when not in use.
The chest itself is protected by its polypropylene resin construction, which makes it resistant to knocks and bumps. To make it easier to transport the Modular Organizer and Storage System from your garage to the worksite, Keter fitted it with carry handles and locking swivel casters. However, if your worksite is located outdoors, it is important to note that this tool chest is not waterproof and so its contents may be damaged by rainfall.
While the Keter Modular Organizer and Storage System is, for the most part, pretty straightforward, some people may experience trouble with certain aspects of the chest. If you would like to familiarize yourself with the workings of the Modular Organizer and Storage System before purchasing it, we suggest watching the below video.
As we mentioned a couple of sections ago, the Keter Modular Organizer and Storage System is a great choice for dedicated and experienced DIYers. Those who are new to the hobby, however, will struggle to fill all five drawers. If you are a DIY novice and require a tool chest with a lesser capacity, we advise taking a look at the Craftsman 3-Drawer Tool Chest.
As its name suggests, this chest features three full-extension drawers that can be locked using a padlock. This chest also features a top compartment to hold larger tools and can be purchased for just over $40, half the price of its Keter alternative.
We have examined a lot of toolboxes and tool chests over the years, but few have impressed us as much as the Keter Modular Organizer and Storage System. This chest provides a valuable middle ground for the experienced DIYer and the professional tradesperson to meet. In order to justify its high price, the Keter Modular Organizer and Storage System boasts a wide array of features sometimes absent on even exclusively pro models.
Its central locking system ensures your most prized tools remain safe overnight while its integrated carry handle allows your arsenal to be brought with you wherever you go. While it would be nice if the Keter Modular Organizer and Storage System were waterproof, we understand that sometimes sacrifices must be made. And, if the overall quality of the tool chest is anything to go by, this sacrifice was very much accepted by the DIY gods.